It is challenging to smile with merriment when other emotions are bubbling below the surface. If this is a challenging time of year for you or if the cold, dark days affect your wellbeing, here is some support for you.
We can easily neglect ourselves with the stress of the season. Make yourself a priority. Be compassionate to yourself for exactly how you are feeling. Take a deep breath and remind yourself it’s OK to feel exactly how you are feeling.
Do something everyday to recharge your batteries. This is different for everyone. If you are an introvert, the busyness of holiday social events can become overwhelming so be sure to give yourself some quiet down time.